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2011-06-27 21:18:15

Scientists have discovered the tool that bacteria normally found in our mouths use to invade heart tissue, causing a dangerous and sometimes lethal infection of the heart known as endocarditis. The work raises the possibility of creating a screening tool "“ perhaps a swab of the cheek, or a spit test "“ to gauge a dental patient's vulnerability to the condition. The identification of the protein that allows Streptococcus mutans to gain a foothold in heart tissue is reported in the...

2011-06-17 10:20:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affineti Biologics has received a commitment of up to $500,000 from Foundation Venture Capital Group (FVCG) to advance its research in the development of therapeutic and diagnostic products based on new discoveries in oral biology and dental medicine. According to James M. Golubieski, president of FVCG, the company invested in Affineti because positive results from studies for anti-caries and periodontal therapy look promising...

2011-05-11 10:56:00

Research indicates that women have better knowledge of periodontal health; are more committed to maintaining healthy teeth and gums CHICAGO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The differences between men and women are extensive, especially when it comes to taking care of one's health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), compared to men, women are better about seeing their physician for routine check-ups and are more likely to schedule a doctor visit when feeling sick...

2011-03-11 13:37:28

Postmenopausal women have a new health message to hear. Two annual dental checkups aren't enough. Older women need more, according to research findings from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic. That message comes from a comparison study of women on and off bone-strengthening bisphosphonate therapies for osteoporosis. Leena Palomo, assistant professor of periodontics from the dental school, and Maria Clarinda Beunocamino-Francisco from the...

2011-02-28 07:05:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepSea Gold Laboratories presents a comprehensive solution to a daily dental hygiene agenda. Preveneed(TM) is a natural medicinal mouthwash formulated to practically kill all the harmful germs in the mouth; especially, it keeps the tongue clean, since myriad of bacteria are hiding in the distant areas of the tongue and cannot be reached by brushing alone. A multitude of bacteria is active in our mouths, all day and night long. These bacteria cause...

2010-07-01 07:15:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepSea Gold Laboratories announced today the release of ExtraRobusteen(TM), a new kind of medicinal mouthwash, which makes it possible to overcome practically any oral disease, mouth pain, gum inflammation, swelling, and bleeding. The well-known fact is that periodontosis is not curable. The salient fact is that it's not true anymore. ExtraRobusteen(TM) kills all the harmful germs that cause oral diseases. According to the American Dental Association, it...

2010-05-10 14:13:36

Healthy pregnant women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have begun to understand how and which bacteria from the 700 species living in the mouth are responsible for the increasing numbers of preterm and stillbirths. Yiping Han, from the department of periodontics in the School of Dental Medicine, led the study that found several new bacteria originating in the mouth travel through the blood to cause an inflammatory...

2010-04-13 15:08:01

Toothpaste with Triclosan/Copolymer Kills Harmful Germs The human mouth is home to an estimated 800 to 1,000 different kinds of bacteria. The warm and moist environment, along with hard tooth surfaces and soft tissues, prove to be optimal factors in boosting germ growth. Many of these bacteria are harmful and can form a film on teeth called "dental plaque," which causes cavities, gingivitis and eventually more severe kinds of gum disease. Toothpaste that contains triclosan/copolymer is better...

2009-12-19 00:07:44

Elevated dental plaque acid is a risk factor that contributes to cavities in children. But eating bran flakes with raisins containing no added sugar does not promote more acid in dental plaque than bran flakes alone, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Some dentists believe sweet, sticky foods such as raisins cause cavities because they are difficult to clear off the tooth surfaces, said Christine Wu, professor and director of cariology research at UIC and lead...

2009-09-28 19:07:24

U.S. researchers say the body's immune response to dental plaque varies by race and by gender. The study, published in the Journal of Dental Research, found differences in response to dental plaque in 128 black and white healthy subjects of both genders who had shown no evidence of periodontal disease but were asked to forego brushing their teeth. The research team, led by Michael Kowolik of the Indiana University School of Dentistry on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University...


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